Tom Swift and His Sky Racer

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(4.4 stars; 84 reviews)

A $10,000 prize lures Tom into competing at a local aviation meet at Eagle Park. Tom is determined to build the fastest plane around, but his plans mysteriously disappear, which means Tom must redesign his new airplane from the beginning. (Summary by Wikipedia) (4 hr 30 min)


01 - The Prize Offer 13:33 Read by Richard Kilmer
02 - Mr. Swift Is Ill 10:18 Read by Richard Kilmer
03 - The Plans Disappear 13:48 Read by Richard Kilmer
04 - Anxious Days 10:23 Read by Richard Kilmer
05 - Building the Sky Racer 13:06 Read by Richard Kilmer
06 - Andy Foger Will Contest 17:23 Read by Ric F
07 - Seeking a Clue 10:49 Read by Ric F
08 - The Empty Shed 12:53 Read by Ric F
09 - A Trial Flight 8:30 Read by Ric F
10 - A Midnight Intruder 8:42 Read by Ric F
11 - Tom Is Hurt 8:50 Read by Richard Kilmer
12 - Miss Nestor Calls 10:27 Read by Richard Kilmer
13 - A Clash with Andy 14:06 Read by Richard Kilmer
14 - The Great Test 10:49 Read by Richard Kilmer
15 - A Noise in the Night 9:32 Read by Richard Kilmer
16 - A Mysterious Fire 6:21 Read by Theresa Sheridan
17 - Mr. Swift Is Worse 8:33 Read by Theresa Sheridan
18 - The Broken Bridge 12:05 Read by Richard Kilmer
19 - A Nervy Specialist 8:30 Read by Richard Kilmer
20 - Just in Time 8:18 Read by Richard Kilmer
21 - "Will He Live?" 6:20 Read by Richard Kilmer
22 - Off to the Meet 9:16 Read by Logan West
23 - The Great Race 12:19 Read by Logan West
24 - Won by a Length 10:08 Read by Logan West
25 - Home Again—Conclusion 15:02 Read by Logan West



(5 stars)

awesome book and great narration, I just wish that there were more books by this author there are well over 100 books between Victor Appleton and Victor Appleton II (Victor Appleton II however is actually various different authors) Here's the wiki link to the Tom Swift Jr page:,_Jr. The link to the main wiki entry for all of Tom Swift: Lastly the link to all of the Tom Swift books written including both public domain and non PD books: (yes this review is from my phone and the link's are .m. for ease the of those on tablets and phone's) Better than half of the series aren't in the public domain. However books #1-#25, and #39 of the original series are in PD, and a few others of the "Tom Swift Jr." series are also works in the PD

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(4 stars)

if I remember correctly I heard this in an interview with the inventor; the only reason the word "taser" has an A in it is so it rhymes with - and makes us think of - the phaser from Star Trek. The original name was an acronym: TSER standing for Tom Swift's Electric Rifle.

Fun and goofy

(4.5 stars)

Hearkens to those youthful days of unlimited possibility. Read in part by David Lynch...

very good book pretty bad readers

(4.5 stars)

good book,however, slightly repetitive. good narration.

(4 stars)


(5 stars)

This book was pritty pretty

Expresses ideas that are contrary to DEI

(5 stars)

First, it portrays a white person as being capeable of inventing machines to help humanity. If there is anything the early 21 st century has taught us, it is that white people are incapable of inventing anything. Instead the whites steal all their ideas from smarter BIPOcs. If they were to invent something it would be used to enslave humxns. Secondly it is written from an inherently phalogocentric cis gendered white perspective that enslaves BIPOCs. Lastly, trans voices were not included in this discourse. Therefore it needs to be banned along with the works of Dr Suess, Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass all of whom expressed contemptuous ideas now known to be anti-progressive

(4.5 stars)

how much more Andy Foger do we have to deal with? The entire series could be negated with a good fence and dog.